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Peboan and Seegwun
An encounter between Peboan, Old Man Winter, and Seegwun, the Spirit of Spring, marks the transition from one season to another.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published October 1st 1993 by Farrar Straus & Giroux
(first published January 1st 1993)
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A folktale of the Anishinabe people (Ojibwa) explains the transition of Winter into Spring. I really enjoyed this but thought that young readers might not understand the abrupt ending. I think it could've been done with a bit more definition, utilizing something specific that children could identify spring with, without compromising any cultural identity. I don't know what a "spring beauty" is so I'm sure kids don't either. It is a lovely indigenous tale, nonetheless and illustrations are also l ...more
I thought this book was ok. I understand that there are stories told and they often represent something. In this case each character in the story represented the seasons changing. However, I don't think this book is one that many children will find interesting. Simply because, there is not rising action, no climax, and nothing that really keeps the reader engaged. I thought the illustrations were nice, but overall the story wasn't my favorite, very dry.